Cost of Course: R300 (excl VAT)


Scientists are taught science – but often lack the know-how for making a success in the food industry. First impressions last – and because of the functions food technologists, microbiologists and biotechnologists are often employed for, they assume a policing function, which contributes to a poor food safety culture. When a wrong impression is created as a first impression, hardly anything will change it.  Industry needs individuals who can make a difference in food businesses, who understand the soft-skills and other competencies required to bring home the message in their organisations that food safety is everybody’s responsibility.

This workshop was written with this in mind – to highlight the pitfalls upfront, before embarking as a professional on a career in the food industry.  It will provide insights into the world of a food safety professional who can really make a difference.

Progress Excellence Approach

  • An outline of the positions for Food Professionals in industry and their role and interaction with colleagues
  • Practical tips on how to gain respect in the workplace and highlighting the pitfalls that should be avoided
  • Discovery of the world of national and international Quality, Food and other Standards
  • Stimulating the discovery of skills apart from the science learnt, that would enhance your career as a Food Professional
  • Tips for the interview

The course will equip delegates with the following:

  • Understand the different roles of Food professionals in the food industry.
  • Understand the interaction with colleagues in the food industry.
  • Identify different Standards, how they are chosen and how the Certification process works.
  • Identify particular interests in the food industry and possible career paths.
  • Identify skills required for a successful career in the food industry.

The course is best suited to the following audiences:

Food professionals who gained their qualification, but have not worked in industry yet.  These include:

  • Food technologists
  • Biotechnologists
  • Food scientists
  • Microbiologists
  • Analytical chemists
- 50% if cancelled 15-29 calendar days before the training course - 80% if cancelled 8-14 calendar days before the training course - 100% if cancelled <7 calendar days before the training course Please note that by accepting our cancellation policy you confirm that you will be attending the workshop and that payment will be liable as per the policy.